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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Selective outrage

Joe Sestak, who beat U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary earlier this month, claims the Obama White House offered to give him a job in the administration if he would abandon his bid to unseat Specter.

Eager to jump on anything potentially damaging to the president, the HOATOs (people with a Hatred Of All Things Obama) - particularly several Republican members of Congress - ran to the nearest TV cameras and declared the as-yet-unproven job offer an "impeachable offense!!"

These same people had no problem with a Republican president misleading the American people into a war that has killed more than 4,000 U.S. troops and perhaps 100,000 Iraqi civilians, but a simple job offer (unlikely proffered by Barack Obama himself, if at all) is, in their eyes, grounds to throw the current Democratic president out of office.




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